Iranian social drama Hush! Girls Don’t Scream has garnered award at the 2014 edition of Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) in the United States.
Directed by the eminent Iranian woman filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh, the film won the Audience Special Award of the festival.
Derakhshandeh’s creation was presented at the Competition section of the Best Feature Narrative category of the event.
Hush! Girls Don’t Scream is the first Iranian cinematic production selected to compete at the Irvine International Film Festival.
The festival also hosted the film review session and discussion gala after screening Derakhshandeh’s creation.
The film tells the story of abused children and ignorant families who do not make enough time in their day to listen and solve their children's issue.
Sponsored by Iran’s Farabi Cinematic Foundation, the film won Best Film Award at the 2012 Fajr International Film Festival.
Derakhshandeh’s latest drama received a great attention from the movie goers in Canada and the United States.
The film also garnered the Best Feature length Award of the fourth edition of London Iranian film festival.
The leading Iranian director Derakhshandeh’s drama was also hailed at the 44th Goa international Film Festival in India.
Oscar Academy has recently requested a copy of screen script of Hush! Girls Don’t Scream during a letter signed by the center’s Script Librarian Gregory Walsh.
The Irvine Film Festival celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views.
The 2014 edition of the festival kicked off on January 10 at Laguna Hills Mall Cinema in California and came to an end on January 16.